Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1973-03-01, page 01
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I.w*'^».rir^.l /; 5« Offi. Serving Columbus, 'Central''^no^Southwestern Ohp^DAE VOL. 51 NO. 9 !.' MARCH 1, 1973 — ADAR 27 ■Wflrfj ft* 4mfr<t*m •N4 IfMltk leWtllt World Reacts To Libyan Airliner Incident Left to right are: Dr. Jerome D. Folkman, Temple Israel; Ben Goodman, President and Rabbi Nathan . Zelizer, Temple Tifereth Israel; Dr. Charles Young, President and Rabbi David Stavsky, Beth Jacob Synagogue; Ben M. Mandelkorn, Executive Vice President and Norman Meizlish, President, UJFC; Louis t^roldfarb, President and Rabbi Samuel W. Rubenstein, Agudas Achim Synagogue; Ernest Stern, Vice President Temple Israel, and 1973 UJFC Cam¬ paign Chairman; FarreD Shar, President Ahavas Sholom Synagogue; Rabbi David Zisenwine, Temple Tifereth; and Rabbi Joseph Vilenski, Ahavas Sholom 1 Congregation. ' Rabbis And Presidents Meet/ Discuss UJFC Activities TEL AVIV, (JTA)-The pilot of the Libyan Boeing 727 airliner that strayed over Sinai oh Feb. 21 was ap¬ parently trying to head back to Egyptian territory when he ignored signals to land and was shot down by Israel Air Force jets, it was learned the next day. The death toll* meanwhile climbed to 106, including six of 13 survivors who died in or on .their way to hospitals. Israeli rescue teams have cordoned off the area of the crash. The Cabinet, at a special meeting, said "It has been established beyond all doubt that the pilot of the Libyan plane noted the repeated warnings... The pilot even acknowledged, that he noticed the warnings but A dinner meeting of the Rabbis and Presidents of the Columbus Congregations was held at the Esther C. Melton Bunding, Wednesday evening, Feb. 14. The UJFC President, Norman Meizlish, outlined the year round activities and respon¬ sibilities of the United Jewish Fond and, Council. Mr. Meohsh pointed out that the UJFC Board and com¬ mittees plan and help to fniHfltp many Community programs and projects that bmld and main tain an ac¬ tive, niearjjhgful, and sen¬ sitive Jewtshicoiiimimity in Colijmbus. Ernest Stern, 1973 Cam¬ paign Chairman, presented the needs and dimehsion of this year's Campaign, its importance to Columbus and world Jewry and. par- ■ ticularly its support of those immigrating to Israel. He emphasized the importance of the success of the Cam¬ paign ' for every; Jew, regardless of ideological beliefs. The participation and interest of those in at¬ tendance at the meeting indicated a recognition of die ' mutual concerns of the congregations and the UJFC. Working in cooperation both can help to (CONTINUED ON PAGE 6) NEW YORK (WNS)-For the first time in the history of the American Jewish community more than 450 Jewish women from the United States and Canada gathered here last week-end to discuss the role of women in Jewish life. The women, who ranged in age from 16 to 65, represented the entire spectrum of the Jewish cphununity-from committed Orthodox to Socialist Zionist. It was the National Jewish Women's Conference sponsored by the North American Jewish Student's Network, the . service and umbrella organization for all Jewish student groups, in the U.S. and Canada. "■ 1 WASHINGTON (WNS)--Pennsylvanla's two .Senators, Hugh Scott and Richard S. Schweiker, and eight Philadelphia area Representatives have urged President Nixon to intervene personally on behalf of Jews in Iraq and Syria. In a letter to the President, the bi-partisan group said it recognized the United States government does not haye diplomatic relations with Iraq and Syria and that the State Department has "made substantial efforts" on behalf of the Jews there, but added "your personal intervention would be ex¬ tremely helpful." WASHINGTON (WNS)-The State Department said the Libyan airliner incident will not cloud President , Nixon's meetings with Premier Golda Meir March 1. A State Department spokesman said views will be ex¬ changed with both visitors for a discussion of negotiations between the parties in the Middle East. "We were prepared and remain quite prepared to get Die talks off the ground," the spokesman, Charles Bray, said. nevertheless refused to heed those warnings," the statement said. - Reports said that this was confirmed by the Libyan co¬ pilot, one of the survivors. He reportedly told his rescuers that both he and the pilot saw and understood the signals from the Israeli fighters to follow them to an airstrip for landing but decided instead to make for Egyptian territory: because ,,oJE the hostile relations 'between Israel and Libya, The co-pilot is in Beersheba Hospital where he is suf¬ fering from shock and in¬ juries. His condition was reported as serious. The Cabinet statement said that the plane had flown over a highly sensitive military area and "behaved in a/"way which aroused suspicion and concern regarding its intentions." When it failed to respond to the warning signals, Israeli planes "were forced as a last resort to intercept the plane." The stagement reiterated Israel's sorroe over the loss of lives. Transport Minister Shimon Peres said that Israel had (CONTINUED ON PAGE 12) Ladies working on arrangements for Tifereth Israel Sisterhood's sixtieth Birthday celebration are (from left to.right) Mrs. Joseph Rosenbloom, Mrs. Henry Blumenstein, Mrs. Alvin Solove, Mrs. Heinz Hoffman, Mrs. Lawrence Feitlinger, Mrs. Edward Karp, Mrs. Donald Cohen, Mrs. Robert Stone. Tifereth Israel Sisterhood Celebrating 60th Birthday Tifereth Israel Sisterhood has reason to celebrate, as Sunday evening, March 4, 1973, will mark their sixtieth birthday. In honor of this Resolution Stirs Discussion On Intermarriage Rabbi Siegel Says Resolution By RAA Is "Long Overdue" - ByBjUCbben Clraais-teSpeciallteporter Columbus* Chassidic. Orthodox Rabbi, Jeff Siegel, describes a TCcent. .con-'' froversiaT resolution on intermarriage by the Rabbinical Council of America as 'long overdue." The latest controversy began on Fttaoary 8 when the Council, representing Orthodox rabbis, announced a policy of efimhuting from piiblic leadership those Jews who are intermarried and those rabbis who perform marriages between Jews and non-Jews.. Rabbi Siegel told The Chronicle, "Interfaith marriage, without prior conversion of the non-Jewish partner, is contrary to Jewish tradition and Biblical Law." He went on to stress, however, that it is "not a question of theology as much as a question of Jewish survival." , Siegel said that'JSw Jewish birth rateS.71 'Jewish assimilation, ' and in- ;jtermar|-iage 7 'are con- jfributing'to the gradual dechne in the number of American Jews. He added that in termarriage is on the in crease. "Forty per cent of the Jewish college students who marry while in college marry out of their faith," said Siegel. Rabbi Siegel said he believes that having rabbis who perform interfaith marriages and having in¬ termarried Jews in leadership roles "legitimizes this situation in the eyes of young Jews." "Twenty years ago, when a Jew married out of his religion, he knew it was wring, but now, I get calls daily requesting my of- fidaong at an interfaith (CONTINUED ON PACE >) Rabbi Kiner Performs Interfaith Marriages In Cols. Every Year RABBI EDWARD D. KINER By Bill Cohen Chronicle Special Reporter Rabbi Edward Kiner, who performs 'eight to ten in¬ terfaith marriages in Columbus every year, says he feels "I am bringing people into Judaism by my method." Reacting to the Rabbinical Council of America's con¬ demnation of rabbis who officiate at interfaith marriages, Kiner said, "They have to be respected, but I wonder if their opinion is based on sociological evidence. My experience does not corroborate their experience." Dr. Kiner emphasized that he has "requirements" that must be met before he will perform an intermarriage. "The people must promise to study the Jewish faith and meet with me on a one-to-one basis an hour a week. The hope is that they will want to be converted." "Nine out of ten people under these circumstances have become Jewish,", said Kiner, citing the records he keeps on the marriages he performs. He explained that it may occur a year or more after the marriage but the conversion usually does take place. Dr. Kiner, Associate Rabbi at Temple Israel, told The Chronicle that most of die persons he does convert by this method "do end up being reform Jews," but he added that many join synagogues and become active in the Jewish com¬ munity. "Almost one hundred per cent of all the couples I in- termarry-whether there is a conversion or not-do raise their children to be Jews," said Kiner. Although he conceded that the Orthodox do not recognize these in- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 7) auspicious occasion a very delightful and entertaining evening has been planned. The festivities will begin at 8 p.m. with a wine and cheese tasting party, at 9 p.m. guests will be ushered into the Temple Social Hall to hear the ever popular gifted singer, actor Johnny Desmond. Following Johnny Desmond's musical Presentation, a very elegant Champaign dessert will be served. Co-chairmen for the evening, Mrs. William Brandwein and Mrs. Lawrence Feitlinger, assure all those who attend a nostalgic.'and memorable > evening. Assisting with't arrangements' are: Mrs*r Alvin Solove-President of Sisterhood, Mrs. Heinz Hoffman-Fund Raising vice-president, Mrs. Robert ' Stone-Pledge Chairman, Mrs. Donald Cohen and Mrs. Albert Wasserstrom- Hospitality, Mrs. Edward Karp and Mrs. Stephen Haenel-Hostesses, Mrs. Saul Izeman-Treasurer, Mrs. Larry Solove- Decorations, Mrs, Henry Blumenstein - Telephone Chairman, Mrs. Joseph Rosenbloom-Publicity. All proceeds from this affair go to the sustinance of the Tifereth Israel Religious School. Anyone interested in attending this delightful evening may contact Mrs. Robert Stone at 235-0593. "'l'*7. ■■.!:*.ai*r- *■' -mi.
|Title||Ohio Jewish Chronicle, 1973-03-01|
|Subject||Jews -- Ohio -- Periodicals|
|Place||Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)|
|Creator||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Collection||Ohio Jewish Chronicle|
|Submitting Institution||Columbus Jewish Historical Society|
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